Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Safe Green Sunscreen All Other Sunscreens Wish They Were


     After extensive objective research (your Kitty is never asked by a brand to test their products, nor does she accept swag for reviews), I have no compunction whatsoever in saying Arcona may well be heaven's gift to lovers of green and natural cosmetics. I have found the sunscreen of sunscreens, Reozone 40 (click image above for ordering info. I can't find it anywhere but Beauty.com) Here is why it's the cat's meow:

  •  It's made in the USA, which cuts down on expensive and unsustainable shipping from a far. Plus, I try to buy American whenever I can, 'cause that's how I roll.
  • Reozone 40 blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Both are dangerous.
  • The packaging is sleek and looks cool on my vanity (I prefer things left out to match their surroundings and my laboratory of a master bath sports brushed nickel hardware. I know, weird. This is an issue with tissue boxes, soap, and candles as well. One day I'll tell you about my towel-folding protocol in the linen closet).
  • The formula contains a little color, so it doubles as a foundation of sorts. It will do in a pinch when I don't have time to use mineral powders on top to hide my freckles.
  • I have yet to get that creepy stinging feeling some facial sunscreens impart. No carbuncles or clogged pores, either.
  • It smells like nothing. I love that.
  • The texture/viscosity is incredible, almost like mousse.
  • Is purported by the brand to "Help guard against future sun damage and neutralize free radicals with antioxidant sodium selenite."
  •  I hate petrochems, hate sulphates, hate sheisty perfumes, and double hate parabens. The former are terribly unsustainable and the latter two give me headaches and disrupt my already whackado endocrine system. Here is why I love Arcona: "ARCONA products do not contain petrochemicals, binders or fillers, chemical stabilizers, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes, dyes, or any other caustic, toxic ingredients." [per Arcona's website]. 
     Although Reozone 40 will set you back about $28, I feel it is worth the investment. The tube is generous, and the formula is thick enough to use just a little at a time. Sunscreen is definitely the place to spend as much as necessary for the perfect product, and this is it kittens. Enjoy and practice safe sunning! Love, Kitty


  1. I gotta get me some of that! Sounds great.

  2. Citizen Green: you can't go wrong with this one! It's really great! thanks for coming over! Did you see my earlier post on BPA?

  3. very cool- thank you for this! need to get some new sunscreen for my blond fiancé :)

  4. A great sunscreen for your face is SO hard to find, especially when you have sensitive skin like I do. I will definitely give this one a go!

    One I'm currently using (and like): http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P206123&categoryId=C16701

    It's SPF 30 (Yay!), $30 BUT lasts for eons, has a touch of illuminating fluid, AND is green!

  5. Averill, you're so right. I too like the Boscia. They have a great line of products. If you scroll to the right you'll see my mini-review on the Smoothing Face Polish. Good stuff. Thanks for weighing in! XO kitty.

  6. Oh Kitty, I am SO glad to read this. I have real sunscreen issues and you've helped me sort them out with this one post. Thank goodness for Kitty!

  7. Awww, thanks Liz. So glad to be of help! XO Kitty